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nucbesney Packing Co. to Expand-
Mav Establish New Plant���
Prospects Seem Bright.
$1.00 A YEAR.
Owing to a steady expansion in the
demand for their products, the principals ol the Duchesney Packing Co.,
the manufacturers of the evaporated
potato and other potato products,
,re planning the establishment of a
new plant. So rapid has been the
growth of the firm's business lately that the building in which the factory was established six months
a_o lias practically outgrown its
uaefulness and in order to handle
business in an expeditious manner
a, t-xtenslon to the present building or an entirely new factory Is
pra    cally imperative.
Another set of potato evaporators
has jusi been installed in the plant
and these occupy all the room available. The present orders are keep-
ins the plant working to full capacity and despite the fact of the recent extension)! the potatoes are not
b,in- manufactured in as large
Quantities as the management would
"vfe are greatly handicapped on
account of the lack of space and
facilities in this building," declared
Mr. George T. Turner, "and unless
something ls done immediately to relieve the congestion, some of fiur
orders will have to wait. It is not
cur intention, however, to permit
the filling of orders to lag and for
that reason tho directors are taking
under advisement the question of
establishing a new plant in Ladner."
Mr. Turner is very enthusiastic
c-- the oiccess which has attended
V" company. "Six months ago,
v. hen we established here, I raid it
v ulil be either walk the streets
fcimgry or an automobile for myself. 1 think it will be the automobile," he declared with  a smile.
Encouraged by the manner in
f'lhh ihe evaporated potato products have found a market, the Du-
chesney Company are laying am-
plans for the manufacture ot
allied products. The making of soup
bricks from the famous Delta vege-
tables has already been decided up-
tm and machinery specially constructed for the preparation of this
line of commodity has been installed in tlic plant. Several sample
bricks were prepared last week and
according to the farmers whom Mr.
Turner first allowed the honor of
sampling the liquid article, the soup
was of a most delectable flavor and
equal In nutrition to any similar
product on the market.
Like the potato product, the soup
bricks will be manufactured especially for the Alaskan and Yukon
tn de where the evaporated pota-
ti s have met with popular favor.
An experiment with potato starch
1 m also been tried eut at the facte'> with succpbs, hut so far no ef-
fi ri lias been made to produce this
in marketable quant'tles,
S'nrcli is inndp from potato remnants
and It is the Intention to UtUlse all
its for ��he making of similar
bv.products so that all avenues for
profit making will not be overlooked.
Seventh Annual Ball Is Great Success���Tango Is Introduced���
���100 People Attend.
With four hundred people representative of the social and business
life of the Delta in attendance, the
seventh annual ball of the Farmers'
institute passed off very successfully on Friday evening last. The
floor was in excellent shape, the
music was all that could be desired
and the refreshments as served by
the capable hands of the ladies of
the institute left nothing to be desired. Dancing was kept up until
a lute hour and the event, which is
the society dance of the year, will
long be remembered by those privi.
leged to attend. A large number of
visitors from Vancouver, New Westminster and Eburne attended, and a
feature of the "evening was the introduction of the Tango as danced
by Professor and Mrs. Winskill, of
Vancouver. The affair was a splendid success financially and the mem-i
bers are congratulating themselves
on the excellence of the service ren-1
Debentures Covering Drainage
and Municipal Hall Expenditures Taken by Dominion
Securities Corporation���Price
Will Net 86. OS to Municipality
Arrangements Made for Big Event
on February 20���Men of Affairs to Speak.
The preliminary arrangements for
the annual banquet of the Delta
Board of Trade, which is to be held
in the McNeely Hall on the afternoon of February 20, are now practically complete, and from all indl- j
cations the event will be easily the
most'successful   affair  of  its  kind |   ���   ,
ever hell   in   the  district.    No   ex-  <)ats ��nl>  Have Advanced to $2-1 n
pence has been spared by the com- Ton���Potato and Hay
��� ��� - ' Prices.
Local debenture bonds to the
amount of $30,000 have been dis-,
posed of to a Toronto bonding firm!
at a price which will net 86.05. to,
the municipality and the municipal!
fathers are expressing considerable
satisfaction at the outcome of thei
negotiations. ��� -<
The bonds, which are twenty year,
debentures drawing 5 per cent., include $15,292 East Delta Drainage
Scheme and $15,000 Municipal Hall
represent the entire negotiable
bonds of the municipality, and their,
sale will enable the council to practically commenoe business with a
clean sheet as all existing difficulties will be removed.
Considering the fact that thesei
bonds have, according to the municipal clerk, been on the market
only for some four months, the pricei
secured is all the more remarkable
when it is remembered how much,
difficulty  has  been  experienced  by
other communities in effecting a.
sale, some of whom have been trying for a year to dispose of bond
issues, and others have accepted a
figure not as good as 86.5.
"I consider the price cbtained ex-t
traordinarily good ln view of the*
present state of the money markets
of the world." said a prominent
business wan of Ladner to a Tlmesj
representative, "and for the amount-
involved the price is better than hast
been secured by any other munJcl-;
pality during the past year."
While some of the municipal oN
ficfals contend that the bond-
should have brought a figure in advance of the one obtained, the con-r
census of local opinion appears to,
be that the price is a fairly good one.
The purchasers are the Dominion
Securities Corporation, Limited, of
Toronto, which firm Is one of the
largest bond buying firms ln the
Dominion and la the same which
purchased some five millions of Victoria City debentures during 1912
and 1913.
On Wednesday last Municipal
Clerk McDalrmid returned from Vancouver where he secured the residue of the debentures which are engraved ln sets of $1,000 each from
the hands of the engravers, and on
Thursday they were signed by the
reeve and clerk and despatched to
their destination. The monev will
be forthcoming, lt is expected, within the course of the next two weeks.
Aiiiii cm re Crittes in  1'or   A''nulo-i
By Members���Proj.rrees in
VICTORIA, Feb. 4.���The debate
on the reply to the address from
the throne which occupied the attention of the legislature throughout
last tyeek was closed on Friday afternoon ".vith a brilliant speech by Dr,
H. E. Yohng, Provincial Secretary
and Minister of Education, who in
a closely reasoned address, which
lasted nearly two hours, dealt' with
the activities of the two departments.
As Dr. Young explained, the several
divisions of the two departments of
which he is the controlling head,
are essentially spending and non-
revenue producing, but with a long
array of figures and carefully prepared speech full of deductive reasoning he showed tbat the money
money had been carefully spent and
that the results fully Justified the
large apportions.
Ladner's Newest Industrial Plant Is
About Ready for Machinery
���Plant Plans.
Despite the adverslfles of the
weather and the dilatory arrival of
lumber, the main building of the
B. C. Condensed Milk Factory ls
nearing completion and work is expected to start on the boiler room
j aud tank, the other main essentials
of the plant, in the course of a
week. ���- .���____-._���;���-r,__M,-J._
Mr. D. Gilchrist, superintendent
of construction, fs very much satis-
fled with the progress made. "Considering all we have been up
against in the way of weather and
lack of materials, I think we have
done very well," he declared to a
representative of The Times this
week. Mr. Gilchrist then Informed
the reporter of the progress made*
and the plans for the immediate future. Early this week Mahoney &
Kennedy of New Westminster, the
contractors  for  the special    gravel
,   .-J.r' Youn* gave a detailed account! ^ ot the bu,w,ng and the plumb-
?Jh?J0T*^ ��.fi^5,0l�����:lyZalm I i��s, P^ced a force" at work on the
and the mental hospital at Esson
dale, showing that the entire cost
of maintenance of the patients there
amounted to less than fifty cents
each per diem. Later on, Dr. Young
launched into a spirited defence of
Dr. Wesbrook, the new head of the
University of British Columbia, con-
trndtctit_g the statement recently attributed to the new president that
; ��� intended to neglect the "humanities" in order to give prominence to
'iur_iy  utilitarian  curriculum.
Other members who took part  in
reittee in their effort to provide
first class entertainment for the 200
guests expected and ln addition to
Howard Brothers orchestra, who Will
render popular selections during the
courses, the Honorable W. R. Ross,
Minister of Lands for the province!
has consented to address the gather-!SP-*"rgat   -517'00   and   ?lg   a   -on, | hinted at in the
  Ithe debate earlier in the week were
Their Subsidy This Year Will Be But j jir. h.  E. Forster, member for Co-
$780,000 Over Twe Millions j Iumbia. who pleaded for a reduction
Formerly Paid. I of taxes in 'he lumber industry; Mr.
.Mackenzie,  of  Delta,   who  spoke  of
OTTAWA, Feb.     3���Hon.    L.  P. [the- wonderful prosperity of the Fra-
Change^ ln the quotations for
f;!'ir> produce have not been very i ,, _^_^_____-_^_^^_^^^__^^_^^^^__
maked during the past two weeks, Pelletler, postmaster general, has ser Valley, and Mr. Cawley, of Chilli-
except in the case of oats, which ' made an even better bargain with' \ wack, who took issue to the member
advanced to $24 a ton and' remain, | the railways for the carriage of,; from Nanaimo on his statement that
'firm  al   that  price.     Potatoes     are.'! malls and    parcels    post   than wasi j he  represented only one section of
ing. Messrs. Chas. E, Tisdall, F.
Carter-Cotton and the local member,
Mr. P. J. MacKenzle, have also signified their intention to be present.
In addition to this Mr. B. CHillim,
the well-known social entertainer of
North Vancouver, has been engaged
and Miss Walker, the well-known
soprano soloist of Vancouver, will
attend and render a number of
pleasing features. Ladies will be
welcomed at the" festive board, and
in accordance with the wishes of the
board members, there will be a total, TVashlngtdh to the leading consutn
________________________________________^^_ statement    issued
tu* there is no great demand    apd j from the department a few days ago
price*.,  are  n-ti  very  firm.     During'' ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
thi past two weeks hay has so'.d
a-(und $11 aud no change in qu'ita-
tiene is expected for some time.
The advan?e ln oats Is due to the
condition of the market for the Alberta grain which continues to ��ule
firm with a good demand in f*vi-
der.ee. Oats promise to remain n.lld
tor some time as no slackening in
Alberta is indicated.
The     importation     of  hay
I his constituency.
iMr.   C.   E.  Tisdall,
member    for
absence of intoxicants or cigars, and -1R centres ,. British Columbia'is
all toasts will be drunk in water, rfcp0rted, but the quantities that are
not "grape juice." com'ng in are not said to be   '*iy
Mr    'nek Johnson  will  cater  for   iarge.
the event in the style for which  lieu	
long  since  became  famous  at  Lad- 1 ,**rRY DECIDES  IN  QUICK TIME,
functions,   and   as   the
It was stated then that the railroad? j Vancouver, who spoke on Thursday,
would get something under a million dollars as an addition to the
two millions they now receive. They
had been asking four million extrai
for the carriage of regular malls and
were demanding a further additional
sum for the parcels post,.but they ��"" --; ^'^ '^en" ver^
got neither of their demands. The mue dimlnuatlon of bu8inesB durln*
railroads in tuture will be paid on  the ._���_,_    Re wag rollowed b
from I a.new **slB' that ��f car"mlle instead   Mri   ghaw>   member   for   Kamloops,
J of track-mile.    The accountants  of ,,.,ho referred at 80rae length t0 the
the post    office    department    have ��� dry farming operations  in  his con
condemned the statements recently
made as to the amount of unemployment in Vancouver, and said that although there had been some depression in the building trade, the returns of the mercantile houses,
banks    and    financial    institutions |
building and pursuing operations
under pressure they completed the
roof and rough plumbing in a few
The roof ls the first of its kind to
be used on any building of size ln
Ladner, and ls guaranteed to withstand all the varieties of weather
native to British Columbia. It has
been adopted for a covering of the
Fuildings of some of the leading
manufacturing concerns of the lower
mainland and the wear and service
has proven very satisfactory on all
buildings where it hi.s been used.
The boiler room, engine house and
tank construction on which work
will commence in the course of a
week, will be located at the rear of
the main building. The machinery
and boilers will be accommodated
In one building measuring 45 by 45
feet. The water tank will have the
huge capacitjrof 50.000 gallons and
will measure 22 leet in diameter at
tha base and tapering off towards the
top. The height of the tank will be
20 feet.
ner   functions,   aim   <__   ..,-   seating:
capacity of  the  hall   is  limited   tho
committee advise an early application  for tickets as the rule of first
j tome  first   served   will  lie  observed
in this instance.   The committee in.
I charge   and   from   whom  the   paste- ,
(boards may be obtained are: Dr. A. i
! A.   King  and   Messis.   D.  R.  Grant,!
|e. T. Calvert. W.  Kershaw and E. |
.... last shipment of evaporated | L. Berry, secretary
nes for the Shushannn  will bf
made next week. The evaporated
so ds are packed tn airtight tins
espelally designed.
LONDON, Feb. 3���It is officially
announced that the late Lord
Strathcona settled his Scottish es-
tates and ��500,000 on his heirs suc-
ceedlng to the title. " His lor-dshlp
leaves the residue of his means and
estates, after certain legacies, to his
only daughter, now Lady Strath-
��� iiiia    Among the legacies are:
St. John's College, Cambridge,
��ln,000, In addition to the ��10,000
given during his lifetime.
Hoyal Victoria College, Montreal,
��200,000 under deduction of any
Payments In lifetime ln accordance
uiHi addition to the buildings and
"Hi* provided by him.
Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal,
Vale University, ��100,000.
Aberdeen University, ��5000, for a
dialr or agriculture.
l-'-ancholl Hospital, Forres, Scotland, no,o.o.
11nine for Insurables, Streatham,
'���""'lull,  S.W..  *2W0.
l-ondon University College, ��2000.
Middlesex Hospital, ��2000.
-'iinrch of Scotland Infirm mln-
is'"rs'  fund,  ��10,000.
Queen's      University,    Kingston,
'���x'ension fund, ��20,000.
���'anada .. Preebyturlan College,
Montreal, ��12,000.
The trustees of the estate aro at
1 "it Lady Strathcona, Mr. J. W.
Stirling, New York; Messrs. Wm.
parson and James Carson, Edinburgh.
Estimate of the full value of Lord
S'rathcottft'i estate greatly vary. It
' ably will    be    found to exceed
Newspaperman "Hun a shade"   on
Deputy   Attorney-General   in
Brief Encounter.
QUEBEC, Feb. 5.���Sensation succeeded sensation last night, tbe climax coming when Mr, Charles Lane-
tot, deputy attorney-general of the
province, and right-hand man of Premier Gouln, struck and scratched
Mr, Brenton A. MacNab, editor of
"The Montreal Mall," ln the face just
as the latter was coming out of the
committee room after last night's
sitting. Mr. Mac.xab could not see
very well, as his glasses were knocked off, but he managed to get a grip
on his assailant's throat and slam'
against the wall
James Baird, Nunahiio Miner, Found
Guilty of Unlawful Assembly
���Acquitted of Riot.
It took the jury only 15 minutes
to find -lames Baird, a yudug Na-
raimo miner, guilty of unlawful assembly in connection with "No. 1
riot," at Nanaimo on Aug. 11. The
prisoner was also accused of riot
but was found guilty on the lesser
count only. No other jury since the
special assize ppened to try the coal
strike riot cases has been so brief
in its deliberations.
Baird was accused of being a
member of a crowd which threatened non-union miners nnd stoned nn
auto In which the chief of police
was conveying strike breakers from
the pit head to their homes. The
crowd later assembled before the
home of the Pattersons, non-union
miners, and broke some panes of
glass with stones.
VICTORIA,   Jan.   31.���A  deputation  of  stockbreeders,  accompanied
by  Deputy   Minister  Scott,     of   the
and  Live
hltu.up ngalnst tne wan. | Agricultural  Department, and  Live
Luckily   perhaps  ror  Mr.  Lanuot, ^^ (-ommlM*oner McDonald wait
Mr. Lavergne and others succeeded |he   provlnc*aI     e_eoutlv.
pulling ths newspaper man ou ami   vegterday  ,n   connectlon   with     thi
ihe Incident closed. nimatlnn  of  tuberculosis    ln     dair:
the incident closed.
WINNIPEG,    Feb.    5.���John    W.
">mpson, M.L.A. for Mlnnedosa,
'������'''��� this morning of pneumonia.
���)���''��� Thompson complained last
"uirsday during the session of the
'���'"islature of not feeling well.
Cold weather had the effect
bringing a quantity of pork on the
New Westminster market held yesterday morning. There was also a
fair supply of mutton and veal.
Prices in meats remained steady.
The weather however had an opposite effect on the vegetables, only
a few sacks and turnips belug placed
on tbe market at 75 cents a sack.
No potatoes were .to be seen. Flowers and plants were also scarce for
the same reason, there only being
a small quantity of cut flowers, Including carnations, daffodils, tulips,
narcissi's   and   violets.
Prices in poultry, the supply of
which was fair, remained steady at
tbe average price of 23 cents per
pound live weight. Eggs were
quoted at 45 cents retail while butter  was  at   40  cents.
On the fish stalls the supply was
good with last week's prices prevailing.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.���Election
of a board of directors and other
business wus scheduled today for
ihe session of the rtoekbolders ot
the Washington American baseball
club. > il
question of tuberculosis
Dr. Dechman, who has a private
experimental station In the Olympic
Mountains, and Is a German scientist, was Introduced by Mr. William
lllakemore, and made a unique proposal to the government. He sii("-
eested that the Agricultural Department select a herd of tuberculosis
cattle, and he would agree to cure
them. No cure, no pay, was his
This has never been done before,
as governmental experts all over the
world simply kill cattle once tuberculosis has been found In them. The
proposition Is to be taken up. Dechman is B pupil of Dr. Koch and Dr.
Lieblg, of Germany.
Island Ib  Now  High  and Dry Once
More���All Breaks  in Dykes
The floods have subsided around
Westham Island since the advent of
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^       the frosty weather aud things there
been figuring on what the railroads,  etltuency, and strongly criticized the   have    resumed    their    usual    quiet
will be entitled to this year, and it | Liberal  leaders and  their press for   course out-e again after the harrow-
their  allegations   in   regard   to   the; ing   experiences   of   the   past   two
Government land policy. weeks.       The  numerous  breaks  In
Tnursday was devoted to hearing   the dykes have all been repaired and
optimistic reports from Mr.  Manson,
Of Skeena, and Mr. Lome Campbell,
 ��� Rossland, and Mr. Hunter, of Slo-
���^K-  can,   on   the   progress   of   their   di-
Union  S.S.  Company Vessel  Strikes   tricts,    especially   in   regard   to   the
Uncharted Rock in Obsertatory      mining industry.    Mr, Campbell par-
Inlet, nud Founders . ticularly  gave a long array  of  tlg-
��� .       .  whlli*   ure* '�� show the prosperous state of
will be but $786,000 over the two
million now paid. There will be
nothing additional for parcels post.
steaming through a blinding snowstorm in Observatory Inlet, Nasoga.
gulf, on the Portland canal, Northern British Columbia, the steamer;
Vadso, under the Union Steamship-
Company's houssflag, struck an um
mints in the Kootenay and. Boundary
AKho'ugli little progress has beeu
made wlih actual legislation it is
confidently expected that the session
will come to an end at the end ot
tut first week in March.    The report
are now stronger than ever and no
recurrence of the high watr is an-
tiolpated this year at least.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
recurrence of the high water is an-
iwe weeks, farmers who have experienced similar conditions in past
years declare that the land will uot
be soured to any great extent and
they do not think that the crops
of the coming year will suffer in
charted rock at 3.45 ��on Tuesday j of the Royal Commission ou Agri
morning, and is a total loss. The culture will be brought down, It is
steamer sank in a few moments in I tx-jecied, ou Friday, February 13th,
100 fathoms of water. Captaltt I and on the following Monday the
Ric'-ardsrn.l with First Mate Thorn- Honorable Price Ellison, Minister of
son, Second Mate Williams and Pur-i I Finance, will introduce his budget,
ser Smith succeeded In getting the\lThe loan bill providing for a tern-
boats away safely and saving alii j porary b.nd Lsue by the Goveru-
hands and the ship's    papers,    butl,
there was no time for the men to'
Bave any of their effects. The captain and crew are on their way,
south now on board the Venture,;
of the. same company's fleet, and)
should reach lere by Vt da- night.
Herr   Von     -fnegow     Makes     Flat
Declaration of Germany'*, At
meat  will,  It Is expected,  be  Introduced at the end ot the present week
and  although   no   definite   amount
I has been stated, it ls probably that
1 the issue will not be more than $7,-
500,000.    One  of  the   first  aits  to
- be brought up is the Municipal Bill
which   will  be  brought  down  early
' ln   the   present   week,   and   after  a
I second   leading   will   be   referred   to
' the  special  commute  ou   municipal
Considerable Interest is centering
Two handsome silver tea service
sets arrived at the municipal hall
this week and will be despatched to
the winners of the ploughing match
last fall, Messrs. Sam and Robert
Morley. The prizes have been donated by the Provincial Department
of Agriculture, and it was the original Intention of the donors to award
silver cups, but the tea services have
beeu sent instead. They are beautiful in design and of a large pattern
and will make a handsome addition
to the gllverware of nny home.
Provincial    Depart ment    of    Public
Works Will Send Hrprraentntive
to linoligiiie
CAMBIE, Lulu Island, Feb. 5.���
Wo'.-d has been receive*!, here that a
representative of the Provincial
Public Works    Department  will  be
Htnnm in m_,>*__. i around  the  railway  legislation,  but
tltude in Mailer. |ft ,g lu). ,lkt.ly Uui, ,hU wiU ���, ,���.
LONDON, Feb. 5.���Sir Edward troduced until about two weeks be-
Grey's speech at Manchester, in , .oh tlie end of the session. Other
which the foreign sei.'etary empha-1 bills which are scheduled for early
sli.ed the impossibility of the "lead- . discussion are the same Act, which
tng horse" slackening in  the anna-   will consolidate and codify the exlst-
ment race, was followed yesterday ing game laws, the amendments to ( Bent to Richmond shortly to Inspect
by a declaration by Herr Von Jae- the Land Act and the Education Act. t*-e dyking systems nnd to make sug-
gow before the budget committee of and the new irrigation bill, which I jje&tions as to better protection for
the Oerman Reichstag that a naval Is now ln Uie hands or the printer. the municipality from the Inroads of
holiday  was Impossible. j     Some   Interest   attaches   with   re- ; Xae  tides.     The   provincial   aulhori-
The anti-armaments campaign, bo j gard to the appointment of a sue- j ties, It is stated will give no direct
far as this country is concerned, Is cessor to Mr. McPhillips as president pecuniary assistance They are mak-
now likely to fall flatter than ever. I of the council. buf,,Premler MoBrlds   jng this move following the requests
How far the so-called "suicide club" announced yesterday that he will
will be affected, lt is impossible to make no appointment In this matter
ascertain. There Is. however, con- until the end of the present session,
siderable nervousness in government
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 3.���-Will
Illinois' new public ullltles commission in deciding grain freight rates
continue 'Hi follow the interstate
commerce commission as It did In
Its rulings on the giving of passes
and transportation and the fixing of
express rateB? This was the question that today agitated farmers and
grain shippers throughout Illinois
when their representatives came here
to plead before the state commission
for the present freight tariffs as
against a one per cent, sliding increase.
  Premier Asquith, the Irish Secretary
OTTAWA.  Feb.   I.���The  Evening i       "1"-  ',(,,,,' ""l"'""-' Talk  it
Citizen says:  "The province of Brit-; ��nr ���^H1"11- ,
ish Columbia is understood to be' LONDON. Feb. ::,���The Irish
applying for the control of the j question has been revived by the an-
Yukon Territory, a step long cor.-1 neunct ment of a conference which
templated. No confirmation of the | took place yesterday between Pre-
report is obtainable bere. but the i mier Asquith. the Irish Secretary.
province is Bald to be anxious to an-|Mr. Birrell and the Nationalist lead
of residents.
liie dykes throughout the municipality are in worse shape than for
years past. On Sea Island and along
the North Arm on Lulu Island there
are breaks where water'rushes In at
every tide.
nex the territory, the administration
of which by the Dominion Involves
a financial loss. United Stntes railway interests are reported to be
waiting for the absorption of the
Y'ukon bv Rrltlsh Columbia before
proceeding with plans for an all-rail
access to Alaska."
er, Mr. John Redmond. The conference In said to have lasted for
eighty minutes.
The conference has given rise to
further rumors oT a crisis ln connection with the Ulster question and
the probability of elections ln May Is
again mooted by the Unionist press.
BREMERTON. Wash., Feb. 5.���
Walter Angell, a machinist at the
navy yard, kicked a tin box out of.
Uie sand while he was walking on1
the bench yesterday nnd when he
pried off a small padlock that held
the lid he discovered a roll of bills
rested in a heap of twenty-dollan
gold pieces. The boy's father found
that the money exceeded $2000. Hei
deposited It In n bank and luserted,
an advertisement In n paper for the
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Past Achievements and Future Needs
of Delta Riding Described by Member
Mr. F. J. Mackenzie Contributes Informing Speech in
Provincial House in Debate
on Reply to Address.
One of the most informing
speeches made in the house at Victoria, on the address in reply to
the speech from the throne, was
that of Mr. F. J. MacKenzle, member for Delta, in which the work of
the various departments of the government in his riding was detailed,
as well as the needs of hia district.
A tribute was paid to those pioneers
who bewed the way for others to
follow, and the.success of the greal
reclamation projects, carried oul hy'
the people themselves without government assistance, was pointed out.
Unqualified endorsation of the government's land policy was given, ami
the education policy of the department was approved. The w-ork of
'Mr. J. D. Taylor, M.P., in securing
to settlei- the right to title to their
lands in the railway belt was commended. The speech in full was:
Mr,  Speaker:
On   rlBing to  continue the  debate |
on   liis   lienor   the   Lieutenant-Governor's  most  gracious  speech   from ]
the   throne,   I   have   no   apology   to 1
offer for tnking up the time of this
house.    In   that   speech,   sir,   there 1
are abundant references to the farm-1
ing districts, and having the privilege   of   represeniing   one   of   thpse !
food-producing   districts,   I   wish   to i
discuss briefly and of necessity, dis-1
jolntedly   matters   affecting  municipalities   and   the   agricultural   interests therein.
One might separate the munici-
palitles into two classes: the first,
those municipalities thai are food-
producing, and their inhabitants till
the soil, we might call "rural," and
those of the second class that are
adjoining the cities whose inhabitants find employment therein we
might call "suburban."!
The riding of Delta consists of
three municipalities���Langley, Surrey and Delta���and needless to say,
sir, they are of the first class, producing the food stuffs for the in-^
habitants of the cities, and as agri-'
cultural districts they hold a high
position as Buch In comparison with
other districts nt the province. For
seven years they have held the coveted trophy, the Dewar Shield, the
emblem of agricultural superiority
won in competition at the Provincial
Fair in open Competition with all
parts of the province.
The Delta riding lies south of the
Fraser river, having that mighty
stream for its northern boundary
and the International boundary line
for its southern one, extending from
the Gulf of Georgia on the west 45
miles up the Fraser, having for its
eastern boundary the wonderfully
fertile valley of Chilliwack.
This gives us, sir, 45 miles or
more of water frontage on which
through the generous expenditures
of a Conservative government at Ottawa is fast being made the finest
fresh water harbor in the world.
Coming to this section of the
country before the completion of the
C. P. H. and before the great and
growing city of Vancouver existed,
I can recall the settlers marketing
their 'products in Victoria, shipping
them out of the Fraser, Nicomekl
and Serpentine rivers.
Victoria waa the wholesale city
of the province in those days, but
was adverse to doing much business
till after 12 o'clock.
Delta municipality was subject to
overflow by the high tides of the
gulf and by the spring freshets of
the Fraser. Four things were there
in abundance���salt water, sea grass,
duckg and .mosquitoes. The early
settlers had many and large difficulties confronting them, hut with
the hardihood and determination
that Characterised tbe pioneers a:id
also the present settlers of Delta,
they faced them manfully and by
co-operiitiini   and
PRANK  J.   MnrKENZIE,  M.  I*.   A.
rich bottom land. Th*S settlers of j of this government is 2iuch on a par
Glen Valley in Langlej surrounded ' wlth'that of a farmer with 160 cres
their vallej Aith -> dyke; the' owners1! of unin_pro'ved land ard no money.
of Barnston island reclaimed all tip* He sells SO acres to acquire money
land on thnt island and brought ' to improve and make productive the
under cultivation  700 acres. other 80  that   be  might   yet a con-
These people asked no aid from tne' tinned   revenue   therefrom.      This
government and  received  none. you will agree with me is good sound^
If the government's  policy of e*
pendlng revenues was along the linei
The government likewise acquires
revenue by selling a portion of the
"of   helping   those   who   help   themselves,"   Delta   riding   would  loom | crown lands that  they  may be en
large In provincial appropriations
At any rate, who has a greater
claim on the portion of the income
from the resources of Ihi3 province
than the hardy pioneer who struggled along In bygone days and so
truly and well laid the foundation
for those who are to follow?
We have in these three municipalities roo mfor a much larger population���splendid land that can be
procured below speculative value ���
yes, below productive value, We
assure those who desire tn cultivate
real farm land a cordial welcome.
The Great Northern Railway and
the British Columbia Electric Railway traverse the district and the
residents look forward to the early
operation of the Canadian Northern
Railway, which will give adjoining
lands better transportation facilities
than they have had in the past.
The British Columbia Electric-
Railway is perhaps the greatest colonizer and developer we have. 1
can not tell you how important it
is to the farmer ln a better way
than by quoting you the amount of
milk it has handled in the last two
years: In 1912, 1,720,110 cans;- in
l!il:i. 2,024,820 cans. This also
goes to show that dairying in
Fraser Valley Is fast assuming some
The highway problem ls one of
the most difficult we have to handle,
due mainly to our geographical position���lying between the cities of
Vancouver,   New   Westminster   and
ibled to supply schools, roads
bridges, etc., to the settled parts of
British Columbia.
I congratulate the minister of
lands on the energy he displays in
fulfilling the duties of his office.
When I think of the treatment of
the settlers of Delta by the Liberals
at Ottawa for fifteen years I am
Inclined to further eulogize the Conservative policy of land  settlement.
At the first session of this house
that I attended I had an opportunity
of supporting a resolution asking the
then Liberal government at Ottawa
to give title to those who had occupied lands in the Railway Belt for
years and had been unable to even
file their fentry papers. The government at Ottawa, consistent with
their practice for 15 years, did little
or nothing to remove the difficulties
confronting the settlers. Fortunately for them there was a change
in the political completion of the
Ottawa house and the Conservative
government took the place of the
discredited Liberal one.
This Conservative government lost
ro time in adjusting the claims of
the settlers ln the railroad belt so
, . 1 ably championed by Col. 3. D. Tay-
1 lor, M.P., the Dominion member for
New Westminster district, and by
the co-operation, of the provincial
government the Bettlers in the old
Derby townsite likewise succeeded in
obtaining title.
What might be accomplished, sir,
if the Liberals' actions in office would
In any fashion measure up to their
lie cities of the slates of California,
organization   they I Ore.on and Washington,    The motor
dyked  those lands���reclaimed them traffic between these places must of J speeches while touring the country
���und  today they  are  as  productive : necessity cross on  our mads. when   out of  office.
as uny that lies out of doors. This  motor traffic hai developed      I wish before'slttlng down to most
it is only lair to state they re- rapidly mui become enormous, and ��� heartily endorse the member for Al-
celved  no aid  from  the government   .,,    destructive    to    ordinary    farm   berul's'remarks in  reference to t
���.i.e.. uu Btu Hum 1 in- kuici iiiui'iii so nest ruiiive to onnnarv rami ,'���'""" " ������=��������"���� "��� ._���-..-..-_ ._ ...*
1 this great undertaking. 1 will roads that In about three days after' "I'-to-dnto manner the Minister if
he  you   the  statistics  of  one  seii-l-*,-  WPt  season  sets  In  it  has every i Education   provides  school   faclllt'.s
" oi .- ������ * ��� ��� ������ ��������� id mu*"
of necessity remain so until the following summer when they again dry
out. All 1 lu- municipal ami government expenditures are practically
useless su far In providing a class
land  up in  wel
pnn's emp on less than twenty-five
thousand acres of these lands:
Hay, $400,00(1; grain, 1878,000; potatoes and roots, $150,000; milk,
$120,000; eggs, $10,00(1, cattle,
sheep   and   flogs,   $180,000;   lmrsos,
$1(1(1,00(1;       miscellaneous,     $0,000; I 0f   nmi]   ���*,.,*.   w**|
making a grand totnl of $1,850,000.  weather,
This municipality l_f a model farm-      Nothing but a concrete road  will
ing  section,  and   the  Dominion   gov-  serve   the   purpose,   and   in   view   of
ernmenl would be well advised1 the heavy traffic from the south
sliniilil the Provincial Agricultural bringing in foreign capital to spend
Department   induce   llii-ni   In   spend   |n our cities,  1  would urge thi   gol
-"i >f the Dominion aid to agri-1 ernmenl to provide for this traffi
culture in British Columbia by es- ������ v|ew of the value of 'in 1 turlsi
tahllshlng an experimental truck, traffli p.nd the irotection of all
garden so ihat the wants of the; other roadl by the building Of oni
cities   may   he   met. permaneni  one.
The action of the Minister of Pub-]
lie Works is highly commendable
for placing a terry In operation, link
Wa hlngton, 1 iregon and California    '���������   hll'ldll"?   "II'IV   Till1""   Of   fool
at   the cosl  "i Cd
or -li-- youpg nnd  growing popu
. . Iiro i-ii.iut iiritloii Col.nub 1.
Ws in Delia have ho reason to complain, and as I said before 1 add my
unqualified endorsement to that of
my honorable rrlend rrom Alberni.
A few words nbout the Municipal
Clauses Act und 1 am through. This
act, sir, Is of vital Importance to
the district I represent, and we bespeak for It the most careful ron-
slderatlon of thin house. We desire
some Changes In the act as said before this house a year ngo. Those
changes I will take the opportunity
or discussing when the act Is before
the house.
I I hank you, sir, and this house
tor the very attentive bearing you
have given me.
Ing the farmers of these part:  more,:.. ..  -;i-. ,;.,..    vil
closely    With    the    markets   of   the this We get the use ol tor the build-
dtles.      Though    only    established ins ot inn 19 miles of road.
Beven weeks the traffic surprised the
most optimistic, there being 500
iiutos, 57.'t teams and 5,87(1 passengers crossed on It during the winter
This undoubtedly justifies a ferry
something similar to that plying to
North   Vancouver.
The other two municipalities are
peopled by equally as energetic and
progressive a people, and like their
neighbors have some hard problems
to solve. Last year the land owners
In the central parts of Surrey completed n reclamation scheme costlnir
$135,000, reclaiming 12,000 acres of
1 must express to thi government
the gratitude of the settlers thai
have been helped by assistance ofi
their roads, and al the same time
take the opportunity of urging that
the go ul work continue. Many settlers in Delta riding have been encouraged to go on the land and remain   with  the hope of  gettln*   In
the near future a road, and by augmenting tiie municipal work this can
soon be accomplished.
The land policy of the government
ls satisfactory to my mind ami I am
heartily in accord  with it.
I   consider,   sir,   the   land   policy
supreme conn1.
OTTAWA. Fell. .".--In the Supreme Court yesterday argument was
continued In the British Columbia
case of Dnynes vs. the B. C. Electric
Railway Co., which  was commen 1
yesterday. Arguments were then
commenced in another British Columbia case, that of Bergklint vs.
Western Canada Power Co.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French rcgalator * never falls. Tbeee
pills are exceedingly power ,��d In regaletms the
Kcnerallve portion oi the fe_)ale eveteie. Refuse
��� II cheap Imitations. Dr. m�� Van'a are n'l at
���li a box, nr three lor 110. Mailed to any atMrens.
rhe Soo bell Draft **o., St. C �����_���*-!_�� .. ���"���'
$80,000 On His Person.
SPOKANE, Jan. -31.���With $80,-
000 in gold dust and currency concealed on his person, the bills sewn
into different parts of his clothing
and the du.t carried in a belt about
his waist, Leo Llndsey, formerly of
Spokane, returned to the city Monday afternoon from Nome, Alaska.
Principal's Job Open.
BELLINGHAM, Jan. 31.���The
board of trustees of the state normal Is receiving many applications
for the principaiship .of the school.
Prof. Mathes will retire at the end
of this school year. The board will
select some one from outside the
state for the place.
Engineer Is Electrocuted.
WALLA WALLA, Jan. 31.���Roy
Shinn, chief engineer of the Pacific
Power &. Light Company's plant here
was burned to a crisp Thursday
night while repairing an oil switch
on the high line connecting the river power plant with the local system. He is survived by a bride of
six months. His parents reside in
Junction City, Ore.
lMiiiiie-Lyiidcii Line.
BLAINE, Feb. 2.���John J. Piuck-
ney, the secretary of the Blaine
Chamber of Commerce, and his associates, business men of the northwestern part of Whatcom County,
are busily engaged on their railway
project to build an interurban railway from Blaine to Lynden. A preliminary survey will start from tho
Blaine end of the line some time this
Two Pires nt Sumas,
SI.WIAS. Fob. 2.���Two fires occurred in Sumas last Friday night.
The first was at 8 o'clock in the
evening, when the home of Joseph
Campbell caught fire from some unknown source and was destroyed
with all the furniture. The loss on
this building is placed at $1,200,
with about $600 insurance. At 2:30
o'clock in the morning the house
owned by A. H. Eyerly and occupied
by L. Hoghbam, caught fire from
a defective flue. The damage is estimated at about $000, fully covered
by insurance. All of the furniture
from this dwelling was saved.
Thinks Banks May Subscribe.
OLYMPIA, Feb. 3.���Gov. Lister
says no necessity exists for calling
a special session of the legislature
to allow state banks to subscribe for
stock in the regional banks, as he
is of the opinion that the provision,
in the bonking code of Washington
which bars state banks from hold-1
ing stock in other banks would not
apply in this instance. Bank Examiner W. E. Hanson holds the same
Seattle Merchant Very 111.
SEATTLE, Feb. 3.���Julius Red-
elsheimer, pioneer merchant and,
one of the best known citiezns of
Seattle, is in a serious condition at
the Providence hospital as a result
of a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Red-
elsheimer was superintending the
taking of stock at his store Saturday morning when he was stricken
unexpectedly and at 10 o'clock an
ambulance was summoned and he
was taken at once to the hospital in
an unconscious condition.
Seaman Electrocuted.
BREMERTON, Wash., Feb. 3.���
F. F. Brandt, a seaman from the
cruiser Milwaukee, was instantly
killed late Saturday afternoon when
he climbed one of the El Wha power
line towers that bring electricity to
Bremerton from the big power plant
In the Olympics, nnd accidentally
touched the wire carrying 86,000
Total Registration 112,000.
SEATTLE, Feb. 3.���A precinct
registration in excess of 29,000
votes, bringing the present total to
62,000, seems assured, although the
checking up of results has not yet
been completed at the city registration bureau.
Average Cost of Living.
OLYMPIA, Feb. 3.���That lt costs
a girl or a woman working In the
industries of this state an average
of approximately $270 a year for
room and board is the indication of
a large number of replies to queries
variously made by the minimum
wage commission.
ELLENSBURG, Feb. 5���The city
council has awarded the $20,000
bond issue to Ferris & Hardgrave, of
Spokane, who bid par, accrued interest and $:'15 premium on 5 per
cent munlcipul bonds to refund the
same amount of warrants. More
than twenty bids were received.
The many firms who offered premiums on a 5 per cent Issue show j
the great Improvement of the bond |
market during the last two months. '
Wireless Compiuei.
SEATTLE, Feb. 5.���J. R. Irwin,
Marconi Wireless Telegraph Com-
puny of America, has received Information from the engineering department of the company |r New
York that two sets of Marconi's latest Invention will be shipped In the
near future to tbe Pacific coast for
<1> inonstratlon to the local ship
This new apparatus consists or a
wireless compass, which it ih claimed win do away with the difficulty,
hitherto encountered In fog, of locating rrom whieh direction another
ship  is approaching.
Killed by Rotary.
. EVERETT i-..i,. '- cba.T\tt
Young, 12 years old, employed by 1
the Ureal Northern Railway Com-
pany as a track laborer, was cut In
two by the rapidly revolving blades
of a rotary snow plow Saturday
night while working near Tye. He
became confused during the enow
righting operations und steppe,- directly I-i front of an approaching
Ober Removed  Prom  Offfefc
BBATTLE.   Feb.   S���R.   h.  Oher
superintendent     of     building**      gpi
pointed  April   25,   Hill,     by Mayor
Dilling, for a  three-year term, was
r< moved  by  Mayor  CoU.-rlll,    after
having declined the mayor's rMMil
to  resign,    With  hli   notice  or   Mr
Ober's removal the mayor ��*-nt the
The eoyai Bank of can^a
Incor_-ora ted 1801).
Capita. Authorized       fa-
Capital Paid Up . ,    ���U.noo.JJ
K6St     '    ��12-500,000
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Mm:
Dollar*. "m
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make even-
posltor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his fim   \,
affairs.   cl&1
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Unwa it
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on Mav it.-     '
November 30th each year. "* ai1*
H. P. BISHOP, Manager.' LADNER, B.C.
" sBsaammiaTBmmmmmmmmmmeamtmmmmm
I J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
I   Ladner, O. O. Phone z
* Sample Room. Prompt Service
I   Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable
t*****************************^***^^ ******4tm$
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T urnings and House Finishings.
Phone R14 Eburne. Prompt Dellvery'by Rail or Scow.
Studebaker Cars Cole Cars
M. R. Wells & Son
Salesroom   -   Moosomin Avenue
Indian Motocycles Phone Eburne 17 L
Grocer and Baker
Fresh Boiled Hams, 40c.    Wedding Cake* to Order
Choice Confectionery
Vie 7)eita V
U. S. A.   .    .   $1.50
appointment    of Timotheus   Josen-
hans, an architect, to tho council.
.Millionaire Lumberman Dead.
HOQPIAM, Wash., Feb. G���Joe
I-ytle, millionaire lumberman, died
here Tuesday aged 56 years, from
an Illness Induced by a fall u week
r.Ro. He was tho head of one of the
lnrRest lumber companies in Wash-
Navy    League    Meelinj:    Calls    on
Premier Horde-* to Continue
Mis   Efforts.
VICTORIA, Feb. 4.���"That this
meeting urge upon tho Prime Minister of Canada to continue to use
f��very effqrt to remove immediately
Canada's reproach, in that she has,1
ho far done nothln*? to aid that navy
which Is the basis of our Empire'*
greatness and prosperity and also
the Insurance of the peace of the
whole world." J
The foregoing resolution was
adopted unanimously by a large and
���mthuBlastlc meeting In tho Royal
Victoria Theatre last nlghf. Never,
since the theatre opened has there.
beeu such an audionco und certainty
there has never been sreater en-
thiiBiusm displayed thau tonight,
when  the question was put
The resolution was submitted ""
tho House by Captain Clive Phil-
Ilps-Woltey and supported I" spl""-
did terms by the Premier, Sir !>i'!l-
an" McRrlde, who reiterated hl��
statements regarding the necessity;
for dolnt something towards tin |,'~
fence of the Pacific Coast; by Mr,
W. Hlukeraore, Colonel Hobduy and
Ihe Very Rev. Dean Doull.
Mr. W. H, Langley prosl'l- '
the gathering which was hold under
the auspices of the Federated W
Leagues of the province.
IIAHi SET AT $20,U("��.
EDMONTON, Feb. ..���Before J"-*
tlce Heck In the Supreme Court :
terday    afternoon,    Dr.    Frank   u*
Hughes, wanted in Toronto t<* ���"���*
wer _U�� an indictment chars!"
���piracy io  defraud,  was agnln  a
mitted to ball In the sum of *-' ���
to deliver himself within seven oa>
to the sheriff of York county ai  '���
ronto. SATURDAY,  FEB.  7,   1014.
George E. Cooper, of Vancou-
,**.��_:iit   Monday  in Ladner,  rowing old acquaintances.
fnntaiu Erskine and Mr. W. Al-
,,   oi   Eburne,   spent   Monday  in
MlBB McNeely and Mr. K. D. Simp-
0f Vancouver spent the week-
"?;-' at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.
f McKee, Westholme, Ladner.
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
... ,,,piy to the B.C. Transport Co.,
,!,)' ' 505 Westminster Trust Building    Office phone 826; wharf phone
"8"ir  H. N. Rich, of Brackman-Ker
pany,  was a  visitor to Van-
* this week on  business.    He
i  Wednesday and returned on
x . 'iny.      	
Mr. Whittaker went over to
,'er   on   Thursday   where  he
the   funeral   of   the  Rev.
, I irks, Methodist minister at
J't a-til\; Taj'-or spent Wednes-
o-a. last in Vancouver on business,
returning via Steveston.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. McKee returned from a trip to Vancouver on
Wednesday last
Mr. Hugh Gifford, of New Westminster, registered at the Delta
Hotel this week.
Ordinary    Expenditures,    However, j Uriti-.li Columbia Fnres Well in Main
Are ljS140,780,120, An Increase
of $3,573,712.
Estimates���Furthei-  Appropriations Expected.
CHILLIWACK, Feb. 5.���The
snowfall or last week was entirely
swept away by the warm winds of
Saturday and Sunday and Candlemas
Day, Monday, was like a March
spring day.
\ largi pnrty of young people
I to the home of Mr. R.
,��� I'a.st Delta, .for Friday
where the night was en-
pent i" dancing and prp-
five hundred.
Municipal Clerk N. A. McDairmid
spent .Monday and Tuesday ln Vancouver on business in connection
with municipal affairs.
Mr h. W. Slater, of the Ladner
Hotel, was in New Westminster this
week, returning Wednesday afternoon via the New Delta
Mr. ami Mrs. R. j. Mitchell and
family, and .Miss McKenzie, all of
Vancouver, spent a week as the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. N. A McDairmid, returning to their homes
on  Wednesday last.
There will be a meeting ot the
directors of the Farmers' Institute
this coming week when an expenses
in connection with the annual ball
and the finances .or the year will
be  discussed.
The  dance  for  the   younger   set,
-.���jicl, n is staged in the Odd Fellows
H .    Friday  evening  last,   was
aged    and   the  boys   and
-j-:..-    . ho   attended   enjoyed   them-
���    the limit.
ihamrock Lacrosse Club ore
j their annual dance in the
Hall on Friday evening,
ary 13. Franklin's orchestra
..I and the proceedings are
BcheduU-d to commence promptly at
5 o'clock,
Bt- ���
M .
Mr. L. MoLareto, who was taken
to the Royal Columbian Hospital
this week, was successfully operated
upon on Thursday afteernoon and
is now progressing towards a speedy
Thi   amateur dramatists are eon-
Bdtriug    the   staging  of   a   second
-i.vlw in.fore the end of the winter
B. ;,,,     aud  although  nothing  defi-
has  been accomplished  as yet,
ii   liable  that   some  attractive
bill  will  be  presented    within    the
the next month or so.
Mr   David  Price,  of Westham  Is-
io tar th" only nominee for
cancy   on   tho   school   board
from present Indications he will
.' by acclamation.    Nomina-
iv  is  set   for   Monday   next,
ry 11.
Tlie school hoard will meet this
afternoon in their regular monthly
session, when the estimates for the
>ear will be taken up and tabled,
ready for presentation to the council. 	
The Shamrock Lacrosse Club is
Holding its fourth annual dance in
McNeely Hall, February 13th. Music
by Franklin's five-piece orchestra.
Chas. Parsons will officiate as floor
manager. Admission: Gents, $1.50;
Ladies please bring eakes. *
The annual meeting of Ladner
Gun Club will be held in the Ladner
Investment, Company offices ou Monday evening, February 9. Ail members are earnestly requested to attend, and any others interested in
trap shooting will be extended a cordial welcome.
ping   has   been    fairly    brisk
the past week.    On Tuesday
the Birdswell sailed with a cargo of
; s and straw for Victoria and
on tin same day the Westham shipped with a mixed load for Nanaimo.
! |i i! well down with hay and potatoes the Grainer sailed for Victoria on Wednesday. The cargo of
the latter boat was consigned to the
Br.ukman-Ker'8 Victoria branch.
rhe annual meeting of the Board
o' Trade  will  be  held   on   Monday
��� it three o'clock' In the after-
i -ma       The reports of the officers
the past year will then be sub-
: ted and the election of officers
i the ensuing year will tako place,
t deal of interest is being
' in il in the meeting by the mem-
i.-rally, and a large attend-
;i re la anticipated.
Sleighing parties are now the
order of the day since the advent
of the Bnow storm of Monday and
the jingle of sleigh bells accompanied by the merry noise and
laughter of the joy riders is hearn
on every hand. Parties and dances
at thi*- outside points are well attended by the local townspeople.
Through an inadvertence, a story
with reference to the recent visit
o- the local delegation to Victoria
regarding the ferry service and the
river road opening, which appeared
ill these columns last week, was
made to read that Reeve Paterson
had stated that the cost of a new
ferry service would reach $15,000.
This was not correct, as it was with
reference to the cost of opening the
river road that the above statement
was made and the cost of the ferry
service  was  not discussed.
Sir I'dward Grey Fears Competition
in Armaments Will Sink Ship
of Prosperity.
MANCHESTER, Eng., Feb. 4.���
Sir Edward Grey, In an Interesting!
address yesterday before the Chamber of Commerce, on the subject of
a policy and armaments, ad-
roltti I that Great Britain was partly
reap mslble and open to criticism for
* ��� an example by building the
first dreadnought.
II" feared, however, that a reduc-
tlnii in Great Britain's naval estl-
��� ���,. ii Ul not Influence European
���'U Mui.- programmes, and expressed
"ie hope that the loud demands
likely to bo made in Parliament tor
;> reduction would not be mlslnter-
I" ! ns an Indication of Inability
'        il the financial strain.
('���real Britain had felt that strain
""��� least, but ho had a foreboding
"'" the competition In armaments
would eventually lead to disaster
Mil sink the ship of European pros-
i"'i'v and civilization.
'I'i> ter  says National  Rifle  Asso-
���intlon Need Not Heml Representative*.
1 ' AW A, Ont.,    Feb. 4.���Events
'Mug rapidly in the difference
"' opinion  between the War Office
'  responsible for the Canad-
ley team over the question of
ghts in the National Rifle As-
"i  competition.    Three  Inter-
'l"veloptnent.H occurred yester-
The Minister of Militia was In-
1 I   by  cable  that tho  National
Association was much concern-
er the cabled announcement of
'"ulster's decision  that no Catena should  participate    at
this year owing to the changes
"��� rlrl" sights, which would prove a
handicap   to   any     Canadian
''.���"���i-    The  cable  also  stated   that
���elation  would  like to  send
1   representative to    negotiate
ek to nrrlve at a compromise.
i  Hughes replied that it  was
'"���'less to send sny representative as
'  could not change  her rifle
The death occurred on Saturday,
last of Nora, the nine-year-old,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Walt-i
ers. Thc little girl had been suffering some time from inflammatory
rheumatism. The funeral took place
on Monday, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Campbell, assisted by Rsv. Mr. Reid. The pallbear-,
���rs were from the Abbotsford Boy)
Scouts, of which . the little girl's
brother ls a member, and were J,
Parton, E. Chester, J. Olsen, C.
Trothowey, T. Lovedar. The bereaved mother is the daughter of the
late Mr, DeLalr, whose death occurred on Thursday last.
The funeral of the late T. J. DeLalr, which took place on Saturday
last to tho Musselwalte cemetery,
was one of the largest ever seen In
tbls d strict, friends from fur and
near attending to pay their last respects to the dead, while tho Abbotsford Loynl Orange Lodge of which
the decerned wils a promlne.it member, attended In a body. The pallbearers wore MesBrH. M. McGillivray,
F. Munro, F. McPrlmmon, J. Barr,
E. Austin and W. Fraser.
Mr. C. A. Rynll. the well known
carpenter of Abbotsford, has removed from here to California, where he
has purchased an olive farm.
Miss R. Zeigler ("ave B very enjoyable birthday party to a number
of ber Mends Wednesday    evening
��� The Abbotsford Timber and Trading Company have completed the repairs to their mill, which Include a
new dry kiln and n new foundation
to Hi" mill. The lumber camps tt
this company will resume operation*
In thc course of B few days.
GRAND FORKS. U.C. Fob. 4 ���
A fresh Impotns Is being given to
the fruit growing industry of tbe
Houndnry district by the report Juki
brought bock from Em-land by
Deputy Minister W. E. Scott, of the
Provincial department of agi-lcuf
turp Mr. Scolt states that for the
first (time since British CBlnmbie
commenced sending apples to ths
Old Country exhibitions the provlnc
has won gold medals at every show
where any medals at all were award
ed for fruit.
OTTAWA, Jan. 30.���The main
estimates which were tabled in tb-.
House of Commons yesterday total
$14*1,780,126 for ordinary expenditures as compared with $143,213,-
$13 last year, or an increase of ?_,-
573,312. Capital expenditure for
the coming year is estimated at $43,-
.43,050, as compared with $5.9,443,-
351 last year, or a decrease of $15,-
The net decrease on the total estimates of this year as compared with
last year is $11,920,990. As is
usual a considerable portion of this
year's estimates are re-votes of sums
which were appropriated last year
and not expended.
Vote  lor Agriculture.
There is considerable increase in
the  vote  for  agriculture,  the  total
being   $3,987,087,   as   against   $3,-
381,725 last year.
The other chief increases In expenditure are for civil government
subsidies to the provinces, Domf
iuion lands and parcels post and
immigration. There are decreases
in public works, railways and canals,
militia and for the naval service.
National Projects.
Amongst the largest votes are the.
sums for the carrying on of such
national projects as the Hudson Bay
Railway, the National Transcontinental Halifax terminals, the Welland
canal, and the development of the
national ports. That the national
transcontinental is nearing completion is shown by a decrease in the
vote from nineteen millions last
year to eight millions this year.
For terminals and elevators of the
Hudson Ray Railway there is a vote
of four and a half millions. That
the new Welland canal is to be actively pushed forward is shown by
the vote of four millions. Two millions was the vote for this last year.
There is a vote of three millions for
the Quebec bridge and seven and a
half millions for the Intercolonial
Railway. ' '       -,,A
Harbor and Drydocks.
For the further completion of harbor improvements now under way,
on both coasts, as well as on the
Great Lakes, there are largo appropriations. For t,he commenqement
of Toronto harbor improvements
there is a vote of a million. There
is a million ?or Vancouver and a like
sum for Port Arthur and Fort William. For a new drydock at Quebec
another million is set aside and for
the Halifax terminals two and a half
millions are appropriated.
St. John harbor improvements call
for three millions. For drydocks at
Halifax and Esquimau there are
votes of a quarter million each and
there are also votes of half a million for French River improvements,
this being a step in the direction
of the Georgian Canal scheme. For
Quebec harbor there is $750,000.
Public Buildings.
AmongBt the larger public works
are new departmental buildings to
begin which a million is set aside.
There is half a million to start new
Federal buildings at Toronto. For
the new customs buildings at Montreal there is a vote of $850,000 and
for Ottawa customs house $750,-
Fisheries Votes.
Amongst the fisheries votes Is an
item of speclnl interest, being $150,-
000 to assist in tbe conservation
nnd development of deep sea fishi
eries and to provide for better transportation facilities for fresh fish. For
this fisheries patrol service there ls
an increase in the vote of $40,000.
Among the new votes was $40,000
for Inspection of Canadian fishing.
Other Items include $40,000 to assist ln suppressing the white slave
traffic. A grant of $7500 Is included
in the vote for defraying expenses
of the National City Planning Congress to be held in Canada this summer.
For the protection of the timber
and forest reserves there Is an increase of over $100,000, the total
now being $660,000.
Provincial Subsidies.
The subsidies voted to the provinces amount to $11,259,36".. Manitoba's subsidy is decreased $49,365,
while Alberta and Saskatchewan secure an increase of $141,146 and
$158,854, respectively. Ontario's
mbsldy ls unchanged at $2,396,678.
The appropriations for the naval
service total $2,460,000, a decrease
of $150,000.
A sura of $2,103,000 will be voted for Immigration, an Increase of
The amount to be voted for militia and defence is $10,845,400, a
slight decrease us compared with last
year, when the total appropriation
was $10,980,350.
Votes for public buildings for
prlllsb   Coliimbln   Include:
Ashcroft public building, $25,000;
Comox. public building to complete,
$4,000; Courtenay. public building,
$20,000; Coquitlam. public, building.
$20,000; Dominion building Improvements, $1 7.00(1: Duncans Station,
���.obik bailding. $40,000: Fsrnls.
drill hall. $3(*.on*0; Golden, public
building $20,000; (Jreenwopd, pub-
lb- building, $13,000; Kamloops,
drill h-ill. $.10.one: Kamloops. puhllc building. $75,000; Kelowna. public building. $30.(TOO; Merritt, public building. $2r,.n0O; Mission City,
public building. $20.1*00: Nannl-
mo. public building. ��_**.onn* New
Hnwlton. public building, $in.0O0;
New Westminster, public building
nddltion. $50,000; North Vancouver,
drill  hall,   $30,000;   Penticton.   pub-
taicttly ��top��  emifhs. curci coldi. and  h-nln
Ut* throat Mid lung��.        :: SS c;nt��
OTTAWA, Jan. 30.���British Columbia as n wh61e, is well treated
in the malu estimates which were
tabled in the house yesterday. The
supplementary estimates which win
be brought down later, will contain,
It is said, big additional votes for
new undertakings.
Vancouver Votes.
One of the main Vancouver votes
is $125,000 for postal Btatfon B.
For postal station C there is a vote
of $45,000 and for station D a vote
of $60,000. For the examining
warehouse there is a vote of $10,-
000, the drill hall a vote of $100,000
and uew detention building $150,-
For additions and improvements
to the old postoffice there is a vote
of $5000. For harbor improvements at Vancouver there is a vote
of one million.
For the Victoria observatory there
is a vote of $10,000 and for improvements to the postoffice a vote of
There appears in the estimates
$75,000 for the William Head quarantine station. For Victoria harbor
Improvements there is a vote of $1,-
100,000 and for Esquimau drydocks j
$250,000. The supplementary esti-j
mate, it is understood, will contain
large additional votes for these
Dredging of Fraser.
One. of the foremost British Columbia votes is $500,000 for Fraser
river improvements. For dredging
in the province there is a vote of
A striking feature of the estimates is the big increase in tb(_|
vote for agriculture. In the last
year of the Laurier administration
the total vote for agriculture was
The first year of the Borden administration the increase was over
8 million, the total vote of 1912-13
being $2,703,400. The following
year the vote was again Increased
to $3,381,725 and this year there is
another increase to nearly four million dollars, the total being $3,987,-
Thus in the two and one-half
years of the present government's
rule the appropriation for agriculture has been increased by no less
than $2,300,000 and today is not
far from three times what it was
in 1910-11.
The Ladner - Steveston
Ferry Service
Beginning Monday, September 15,
the steamer New Delta will run ou
her fall and winter schedule, as follows: Leaves at 8.30 a.m. add 3.30
p.m. Vancouver passengers can
make connection by taking the 8.80
a.m. and 3.30 p.m. cars at Granville street station. New Westminster passengers should take the
Eburne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and the Steveston cars at
Ib forming a class in Lutlner for
V&icS Culture, Sight Reading
and Choral Practice
To be held on Tuesday evenings.
Terms foi Session (12 Weeks) $2.50
Lessons given also in Pianoforte,
Singing, Theory, Harmony, etc.
Pupils prepared for the Royal
Academy and Royal College of
Music (England)  examinations.
For particulars, addross care of
Mrs. Lanning, Ladner, B.C.
'Ws Your Phone-Number?"
Can You Answer This Question
If not, don't you know you are
losing business and running risk.
What is more necessary than a telephone in case iof sickness or fire?     m
Delta   Telephone   Co.,   Ltd.
Reduction in Fares -May Extend to
First Class���Proposal to Be
LONDON, Jan. 29.���The transatlantic rate war, begun by the
Hamburg-American line, which has
resulted in the reduction in third-
class fares from Europe to the
United States and Canada, may extend to first-class fares.
At a meeting in Liverpool tomorrow between representatives of
the Cunard, White Star and othet
English iines trading to the United
States and Canada, the question of
cutting rates in all classes will be
Ladner Hotel
Ladner, B. C.
Special  attention  given  to
auto parties and tourists.
Telephone  38,
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
Ferry Auto Stage
ladner-Vancouver Service
Auto leaves corner Fraser
Arm and River Road at 7:00
and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 and
6:00 p.m., connecting with all
ferries at Woodward's Landing.
Ferry Free.
Dispute Will Be Submitted to a Full
Meeting of Provincial
VICTORIA, Feb. 4.���Mayor Irwin, Reeve May, of North Vancouver
Municipality; Mr. F. R. Glover, of
the B. C. Electric Railway Company.
and delegates from the Mainland
waited on Premier McBride and the
Executive Council yesterday to take
up the matter of the Rice Lake
lands. The arguments which have
been previously brought before the
executive were again discussed, and
it was finally determined that the
whole question should be discussed
before a full session of the Cabinet
in the near future.
lie building, $15,000; Port Alberni,
public building, $5,000; Powell River public building, $10,000; Prince
Rupert, drill hall, $35,000; Prince
Rup-.rt, immigration detention building, $6,000; Prince Rupert, public
building, $150,000; Prince Rupert,
quarantine station, $100,000; Revelstoke. public building. $50,000; Sidney, public building, $20,000; Trail,
public building, $20,000; Union
Bay,  public building,  $15,000.
Harbor and rlvears votes for the
West include:
British Columbia ��� Ainsworth,
wharf, $10,000; Hlndley's Landing,
wharf, $4,000; Chemnlnus River, removal of logs, $1500; Columbia and
Kootenay river wharves, generally,
$20,000;; Columbia and Kootenay
river improvement, $20,000; Fraser
Itlver improvements, $500,000; Fraser River (Loweri Improvements,
$fi.'l,iMMl; Fraser River (Upper) and
tributaries, Improvements, $40,000;
Fraser River and Thompson River.
wharves, $25,000; harbors, rivers
and bridges, general repairs and Improvements, $40,000; Kaslo wharf,
$14,000; Nanaimo Harbor, $40,000;
Okanagan River, protecting and improvements,   $25,000.
Adopt the use of Classified
Want Ads. They have proved
money makers for others.
They are appreciated by the
buyer, as they enable him to
quickly locate the place where
he can find his requirements.
Will he find your business
.���in*-���nl mi * m i
CONDHNSBD      AI*VEJlTlfl_l_I_:N*ni
For Sale, For Exchange Wanted ts
Purchase, To Let, Lost. Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, 25 cents for any on*
nilvt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be ln by I p.m.
on  Thursday.
WANTED.---Elderly man, single,
seeks situation as help; service
for board. Must move residence
immediately. Address, 1., Post
Office, Ladner.
TO LOAN.���$3,000 ou first mortgage, improved Delta farm land.
E. F. Douglas, Ladner.
FOR SALE���160 acres first class
Delta land, with good buifdings.
Phone 612, G. Dennis, R. R. No. 1,
New  Westminster,  B.C.
DAIRY FARM���Wanted to rent 100
to 160 acres, house and barn, with
option to buy. W. P. Challes,
box 20, Eburne station, Eburne,
Mineral and,
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer  of  Soda  Water,
Ginger Ale,  and  all  Kinds  of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
Highest Prices for Live and Drtsssd
Poultry,   Fresh Eggs and   Produee.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market, Main  St.,     Vancouver.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prices Paid,       S     ]
Authorized Capital 9250,000.00.
H. A. MacDonald,  .Managing Director.
Delta Board of Trade
Second Annual Dinner
Friday, February 20th, 1914
Hon. W. R. Ross and other members of the i.mal  Legislature
Miss Ella vvnikrr, Soprano.
Mr. B. 0. Illlllam, Society Entertainer.
Howard Bro*.' orchestra win play selections during dinner,
TU HOSTS*      LADIES   AMI. (iKM LliMlvV.   $1.50   BACH,
To  be obtained  of  the  Dinner Coinmitli-e,  Dr.   A.  A.   Kln^,   I),
Crunt, E. T. Calvert, W. Kershaw. K. I,. Merry, Hec'y.'
We wish to express our thanks
to friends and relatives for all kindness shown us during the Illness and
death  of our beloved  mother.
Rill Will Probably Leave Boundaries of New Constituencies i<>
OTTAWA, Feb. S.���Some time
this Week, or early nexl week, tho
government will Introduce Its Commons Redistribution Hill to provide
foi Increased representation In the
various provinces, according to the
1910 census. The bill in question
will be one simply authorizing the
new basis of representation and will
not contain the schedules defining
the boundaries of tbe 234 constituencies which will send representa-
tives to the next parliament.
Tho custom followed by Sir Wilfrid Laurier will, It is expected, be
fi.Mowed In the case of the present
bill. A committee of the House consisting probably of seven members
will be named, four from the govern
ment  side  and   three  from   tbe  Hide
or the Opposition, to define the
boundaries or tbe new constituencies.
Tbe government will likely appoint
one man from the West, One from
Ontario, one from Quebi a Bnd pm
rrom th.e Maritime provinces, while
the opposition third man win probably reprosent both the Maritime
provinces and  t'ln-bec.
TORONTO, Feb, 6 -A bulletin*
last niniit sus the condition of sir*
James Whit in v is vi-ry good. Th***1
doctors are confident ihat be frill
bo well enough to in- removed !���'
Ms home before long. Sir Qeorge
Ross Is declared to he on the whole
��� little better than during the pasti
few days, but his condition still'
gives Cause for anxiety.
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Attorney-General Bowser Makes Significant References to Drastic
Legislation Projected.
VICTORIA, Feb. 3.���T*he session
of the legislature yesterday was'de-
voted to the consideration of
amendments to the statutes devised
for the operation of private corpora-
ti_.*.3 and soc'etloa which do not fail
within tlie provision of the Companies Act.
That the new measure dealing
with trust companies, foreshadowed
in Mr. Bowser's speech at Vancouver several weeks ago, will be a
drastic one, was indicated by some
remarks he made in dealing with
the question of the amendment to
the Benevolent Societies Act.
Comprehensive and Severe.
"The trust companies bill which
we will shortly introduce will be a
comprehensive and severe one,"
said the attorney general, "aud it is
probable that several trust companies now operating will be obliged to close their doors when the
new  bill  comes  into effect."
In Introducing the acts amending
the provisions of the companies outside the workings of the Companies
Act, the attorney general explained
that (.heir object was to obtain a
standard of uniformity for all companies operating in the province.
He said that in the past several companies operating under the charters
granted by theee acts had been op-
eiating in the dark and it was in
order to give the general public asj
well as the investor an opportunity,
of keeping in touch with the objects,
and transactions of these various or-,
ganizations that these amending,
acts had been brought forward.
Increase in Pees.
In several cases the registration
fee had been slightly increased, but
this had been done for the purpose
of uniformity rather than with any,
idea of hampering their operations.
The Charitable Associations Act
was passed without discussion, and
following upon this, Mr. Bowser
spoke along the same lines on the
Industrial and Provident Societies
Act, which also passed its second
reading. The next act takon up was
the Literary Societies Act, which
was one of those in which the registration fee had been increased
from $5 to $10.
The Benevolent Societies Act
contained a provision that in case
of ihe registrar refusing to issue a
licence to a company under this act,
an appeal could be taken to thei
_ileutenant-Govornor-ln-Council. The)
attorney general explained that up
to the present the recourse which
the applicant for a licence had was
in the Supremo court, but owing to'
the fact that the crown during the
past had been summoned to the Supreme, court on two separate occasions, thereby involving considerable expense, it had hern deemed advisable to put this power of review
in the hands of the Governor-in-
Councll. i!
Acts    amending    the    Industrial
Communities  Act,  the Mutual   Fire
Insurance  Comptuiles Act,  and  the'
Investment  and  Loan Societies Act
were also  Introduced    and   read  :i |
second  lime.
Creditors' Trust Deeds.
In introducing the act to amend
the Creditors' Trust  Deeds Act,  Mr. j
Bowser said that under lliis bill any
assignment for the benefit of creditors would have to be riled with the
registrar and also with the registrar
oi titles, su that It could be recorded
on  the  land  registry    hook, thereby!
giving the genera! public an oppor- !
tun ity of seeing the financial stand- !
Ing of the organization With Whioh
any  of  them     might     desire   to  do |
In speaking of the Co-Operntive I
Associations Act, tho attorney gen- |
eral said that an important change
bad been made In drafting tli Is
measure, inasmuch as co-operative
companies would be limited in the
investnie-it of their funds, nnd they
would be only able lo hold such real
estate  as  they   needed  for  business
purposes. ��� ��  	
A bill dealing with the
scheme   In   the   district   of   Burnaby
i-.iui  the city or New Westminster
was introduced by Ihe Hon. W. .1.
Bowsed. The Attorney-General explained   th.it   the scheme  would cost
1275,000, and would Include ti
trunk sewer from Tenth avenue, tho
border Of the city of New Westminster, to an outlet In the Fraser river.
Mr.   McGowan  Introduced  a bill
entitled, "An Act to Amend the
Chartered Accountants' Act of
1005," which wus read a first llmo
and referred to the Private Bills
Committee. Similar disposition was
made of an net to validate certain
bylaws of the city of North Van-
(ouver nnd tho proceedings of tbe
City Council ror 1918, which wns
brought forward by Mr. Carter-Cotton, and or an act to amend the Dominion Trust Company's Act, 1918,
Introduced  by  Mr.  Watson.
Minister of Militia Supplies Information Regai cliim Sir Ian Hamilton's   Visit.
OTTAWA, Feb. 5.���Private members' day once more brought avaried
grist to the parliamentary mill yesterday. Questions and motions for
papers by Opposition members were
lhe basis cf a considerable amount
of interest from the information
vouchsafed to the House and the
people by the government.
Hon. Sam Hughes answered questions relating to the visit of Sir Ian
Hamilton to Canada   early last year,
when a trip of inspection was made
across  the  country.        He  likewise
gave   some  Information   relating  to
the trip made by the minister and
a   number   of   Canadian   officers   to
Great Britain and the Continent in
the autumn.     The minister caused
amusement by informing the House
that the wives and daughters of officers on the trip were paid  for by
"their own husbands and  fathers."
Treated As Immigrant.
Hon. Mr. Emmerson made a protest because a student of Mount Allison  University  at  Sackvllle,  N.B.,
who returned from a trip to the Old
Country as a third-class  passenger,
had  been  treated  as an  immigrant
and not allowed to disembark at Ri-
provinees.   As a result of the discussion which followed it ls likely a new
regulation   will   be  Issued   allowing
the   privilege   to   Canadian   citizens
who travel in the steerage.
Expropriation  Case.
Hon. Mr.  Lemieux moved for papers showing why an appeal to the
mouski   with   the   first   and   second
cabin   passengers   fbr  the  Maritime
Exchequer Court from the Supreme
Court in  a land expropriation  case
at   Quebec   had   been   dropped.    He
claimed tbat. owing to erroneous evidence submitted, the allowance made
by the Exchequer Court for the land,
which was for the N. T. R. right-of-
way, was excessive, and that there
was   some   hidden   reason   for   the
government not proceeding with the
Hon. C. J. Doherty denied this. He
said that the owners of the land in
question bad made cut a strong case
and that the government was satisfied that the Supreme Court would
not reverse the judgment given by
the  lower  court.
Is Up to Province.
Mr. Lemieux then brought up the
case of Geronimo Fatsari, the Italian, who had been sentenced at Montreal to 15 years for murder and was
released after six years because of
new circumstances* having come to
light. The Minister of Justice was
making a reply when the Hon
rose at 6 o'clock. Mr. Doherty
maintained that the Dominion government had no responsibility in the
matter as the administration of the
law rests with the province.
Mi. Proulx's Questions.
Col. Snm Hughes, minister of mlli-
lin. answered a series of questions
asked by Mr. Proulx.
Mr. Proulx first wanted to know
if the Minister accompanied Sir Ian
Hamilton to the political picnic ol
the Toronto Conservative Association at QueenstowS Heights In July
last, also whether Col. Hiigbes and
Sir lau wore a badge inscribed "Borden nnd Our Empire," and finally, if
the Minister and Sir Ian were photographed With the officers of the association.
To the first question Col. Hughes
"General Sir Ian Hamilton was
the guest of the Minister of Militia
one day last July a* Queenstown
Heights. Inspecting it from a military viewpoint. There were a
groat  many picnics  going on."
To the query as to whether General Hamilton wore a badge, Col.
Hughes answered: "The General did
wear n very beautiful hndsc showing
a stalwart young Canadian standing
on Canadian soil, grasping across the
Atlantic llie band of John Bull
Standing on British soil."
The Minister does not remember
whether or not the beautiful inscription "Borden and Our Empire" was
on the badge.
To the last question the Minister
retorted:   "The Minister and Sir Ian
were photographed several times that
rt - ��� .1        ' day with a number of very fine peo-
sewerago ' P'6,     Doubtless many of them, ap-
' psrently very Intelligent, belonged to
the Conservative Association."
Fairs Association at Annual Meeting
Allots Dates to Agricultural
i south  African   Govemmenl
duces   Hill   Indemnifying   il
Recent Action,
4 ���
i IV.".""*-*-��� BTJJ.T. SOLD.
SASKATOON, Sask., Feb.
Hon. W. C. Sutherland on Monday
���old Ji's famous shorthorn bull,
"Oainford   Marquis,'-     to   Mr.   H.   L.
Bmmert, the Winnipeg millionaire.
Mr. Sutherland would nol disclose
the price received, beyond saying
that he believed it was the biggest
price ever paid for a bull in Can-
Tha   family remedy   for   Co-whs  ���nd   Coldn
Small  doer.    Small   bottle,    licit since   1870
The following dates were arranged for tbe fall fairs at the recent
meeting of the B. C. Fairs Association iu Victoria:
Cobble Hill, Sept. 3; Alberni,
Sept. 15 or Oct. 2 or 3; Nanaimo,
Sept. 15. 16 and 17; Comox, Sept.
17, 18, 19; Islands, Sept. 16; Cowichan, Sept. 17, 18, 19; Sooke, Sept.
18; Victoria, Sept, 21-26; North and
South Saanich, Oct. 2-3.
For circuit two the following
dates were decided:
Vancouver, Sept. 5-12; Kent,
Sept. 3 or Sept. 15; North Vancouver, Sept. 4-5; Central Park, Sept.
16-19; Coquitlam, Sept. 18; Mission,
Sept. 21 end 22; Maple Ridge, Sept.'
23 and 24; Burquitlam, Sept. 26;
New Westminster, Sept. 29 to Oct. 3.
For circuit three the following
dates were arranged: i
Abbotsford, Sept. 18; Chilliwack,
Sept. 15-16; Aldergrove, Sept. 17;
Delta, Sept., 18 and 19; Surrey,
Sept. 22; Langley, Sept. 23; Matsqui, Sept. 24 and 25; Richmond,
Sept. 16 and 17.
For circuit four the proposed
dates were as follows:
Nicola, Sept. 15; Pritchard, Sept.
17; Kamloops, Sept. 25 and 2ff;
Salmon Arm, Sept. 21, 22 and 23;
Armstrong, Oct. 6 nnd 7; Penticton,
October 27 and 28; Summerland,
October 29 and 30; Vernon, October
8 and 9; Oyana and Kelowna, the
date had not been decided.
For circuit five the following
dates were decided:
Golden, Sept. 8 and 9; Windemere
Sept. 2, 3 and 4; Elk Valley, Sept.
11; Cranbrook, Sept. 15 and 16;
Crawford Bay, Sept. 21; Nelson,
Sept. 23-25; New Denver, Oct. 1 and
2; Trail, Sept. 17 and 18; Frultvale,
Sept. 22; Slocan Valley, Sept. 29;
Rossland. the date was left open.
For circuit six the following
dates were arranged:
Revelstoke, Sept. 18 and 19; Robson, Sept. 14; Grand Forks, Sept.
24 and 25; Greenwood, Sept. 22 and
23; Needles, Sept. 28 and 29; Burton City, October 1 and 2; Arrow
Lakes (Nakusp), October 8 and 9;
Kaslo, October 1?/; Creston, Oct. 1-5.
For circuit seven the dates proposed were as follows:
Bulkley Valley, Sept. 10 and 11;
Fort George, Sept. 24 and 25;
Quesnel, Sept. 18 and 19; Graham
island, Lawn Hill, date left open;
Bella Coola, Oct. 9; Prince Rupert,
Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 and 2.
lo Re Appointed for Each Electoral
District by Lieut.Govei-noi--
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, Jan.
30.���Rev. Mr. Pearson, of South
Vancouver, preached in Richmond
Methodist church last Sunday.
Mrs. A. E. Roriscn of Bridgeport
will receive today and on the fourth
Friday of each succeeding month.
Reeve William Bridge attended
the Conservative convention ln Victoria,
Mr.  and  Mrs.  F.  Palmatier
moved  to  Eburne ^^-____
Mr. W. E. Buckingham was Richmond's delegate to the Central Farmers' Institute convention, and he
will also attend the annual meeting
of the B. C. Stockbreeders' Association, on January 29-30.
Rev. J. H. Wright preached ln a
South Vancouver pulpit last Sunday.
Mr. W. T. Walker, of Steveston,
who has been spending holidays ln
Honolulu, is expected home early
in February.
The municipal council has called
for tenders for the supply of lumber
and rock to the municipality during
"Jack" McGinness is handliug
considerable hay and grain for Richmond farmers at present.
The basement of the Bridgeport
school was so flooded with water the
first of the week thajt a gasoline
pump had to be brought Into use.
School was not In session on Monday
and Tuesday.
CAI'KTOW'N, Union of South
Africa, Feb, 3.���A bill to Indemnify
the government for its act under
martial law and prohibiting the return of strike leaders recently deponed from Soul li Africa was Introduced In the Assembly yesterday
by General Jan Christian smuts,
Minister of Defence, and passed Its
flrsl reading. Prior to this a Labor
amendment, proposed by Mr, Frederick 11. Creswell the acceptance of
whioh would have lieen equivalent to
a vote of censure, wns defeated, the
Laborites alone supporting it-
The Unionists voted with the Ministerialists In all divisions. Their
spokesman, Sir Thomas Suiurtt, defined their attitude "as one'-of suspension of judgment until all the
lints ate before the House."       *
Kllby and Son have purchased the
stni k. fixtures and goodwill of the
Rat Portage Lumber Co., Ltd., retail merchandise store nt this place.
This stock consisting of about $8000
worth of goods will be sold from
the Messrs. Kllby's present store,
and the lumber company's store will
be closed.
This   Work   Will     Be    Transferred
From  Agricultural to Fisheries
OTTAWA, Jan. 31.���An entirely
new Item of $60,000, providing for
the Inspection of canned flsh is included in tbe main estimates just
'o ;,.-..: down, aad li paves the way
ror a new departure In that regard.
Under the Meat and Canned Fish
Inspection Act the Inspection of
canned flsb was provided for, and
the administration of the law was
under tlie agricultural department.
It has now been decided with a view
of promoting greater efficiency to
transfer the flsh inspection from the
agricultural to the marine and fisheries department, where It more
properly belongs.
EDMONTON, Feb. 5.���The following telegram was received yesterday
by ex-Chief Carpenter* "Have read
with surprise of harsh treatment ac-
corded you by majority of commissioners. I am sure I voice sentiment
of your hoBts of friends, official and
personal, throughout Canada, when
I extend sympathy and assure you or
their confidence in your conspicuous
ability and absolute Integrity. (Signed) A. P. Sherwood, chief commissioner of police for Canada."
VICTORIA, Feb? _���Yesterday's
session of the legislature was a dull
one, although the amount of formal
business transacted in the way of
advancing bills another stage towards iheir filial enactment was
A bill brought in by message was
entitled "An Act to Amend the Provincial Elections Act." It was given
a first reading.
Among the provisions of the bill
is one to the effect that the Lieut.-
Governor-ln-Counci! shall appoint
for each electoral district a person
to be a registrar of voters, who
would furnish to anyone, without
charge, the necessary forms and re-
coive from any person offering the
same a sworn affidavit in writing in
support of an application to vote.
The registrar shall not insert upon such list the name of any applicant who is or claims to be a British subject by birth unless the said
form as furnished is in accordance
with this act and shows such applicant to be a British subject by birth
end to be entitled to have his name
upon, the register of voters.
In regard to naturalized British
subjects, the registrar shall not take
his name unless the form is in accordance with the act, and shows
such subject to be. a British subject
by naturalization.
The list of persons claiming to
vote shall be suspended from and
after the first Monday in April and
October in each year, and all applications to vote received after these
dates shall be held over until the
sittings of the court of revision,
which are provided to take place on
the third Monday of May and November each year. Grounds for objection to names on the roll are
given as:
That the person objected to ls
dead; that he ceased for a period
of six months before the holding of
such ��ourt of revision to reside in
such electoral district: that he Is
not under the provisions of this act
qualified to vote; and that be was
net qualified to vote when his name
was placed on the register of voters.
The registrar holding a court of
revision may allow a name to be recorded provided he has no reasonable doubt as to the validity of the
claim and he may also require each
applicant to appear before him to
prove his right to be lilted. The
voters' list shall be made up after
the proceedings of the court of revision. It is proposed the act shall
come Into force on the 6th day of
April 1914.
New Bills Introduced.
The   following bills    were  introduced and  read  a first time:
"An Act to Amend the Workmen's
Compensation Act."
"An Act to Extend the Franchise
to Women."
"An Act to Amend the Coal Mines
Regulations Act."
Mr. Place, member for Nanaimo,
introduced  the three bills.
The proposed amendment to the
Workmen's Compensation Act provides that loggers should be Included among those entitled to be reimbursed in case of accident. It also
proposes to remove the Sunday exemption clause contained in the
present act and to increase the
maximum amount of compensation
from $1500 to $1800.
The bill relating to the enfranchisement of women calls for extension to be made along the lines
of the present Franchise Act.
The amending act for coal mines
regulations provides that any competent man, whether employed ln
the mine or not, may be engaged for
the purposes of examining the same
for gas.
Under the present act a gas commission is in charge of this work,
and the members of it must be employed In the mine.
Private Bill.
Mr. Macgowan, member for Vancouver, presented a petition from
Rov, J. K. Unsworth and others for
leave to Introduce a private bill to
incorporate the Congregational College of Hrltish Columbia. The pe-
tltiton was received.
The select tommlttee on private
bills nnd standing orders submitted
a report that the time for presenting
bills be extended from February 5
to February 16. The report was
Anions,- tthe notices of motion was
cne by the Attorney General asking
leave to Introduce a bill to amend
the "Sar:don Receivership Act."
Mr. Williams also gave notice of
his intention to ask that the public
accounts for last year, together with
the Auditor General's report for
this year, be referred to the public
accounts committee, and that committee to have power to summon
and examine witnesses under oath,
to call for papers, for the documents and vouchers and to report
th"ir finds to tho house.
Mr. Place gave notice of his intention to ask the Attorney General:
"How many men were arrested in
connection with tho strike disorders
at Extension, Ladysmlth, Nanaimo,
Cumberland     and   South     Welllng-
o o
o ' o
Reeve Oliver, of Oak Bay, announced at the council meeting Monday that so far from having to make
arrangements with their bank for
financing the municipality this year,
they are In the satisfactory position
of having just paid in a sum which
leaves them with a credit balance of
$150,000, which will amply suffice
to carry on with until the taxes begin to come in in the middle of
Work Or Quit.
The Canadian Mineral Rubber
Company, which has yet to complete
for the city paving contracts aggregating in cost about $300,000, will
be given until the last day of the
present month to state its intentions
as to completing the work. If the
company is willing to carry out its
contracts at the price bid, it will be
given an opportunity to do so. If
It will not do so, then the city will
make other arrangements to complete the work.
Stolen Car Found.
Mr. A. T. Goward, local manager
of the B.C. Electric Railway Co., has
recovered the motor car which he
lost from the Victoria Golf Links on
Saturday. It wa/ found on Sunday
night on the Cedar Hill Road. The
engine was badly damaged.
Reserve Valuation.
Judge Howay, of New Westminster, who had been appointed by the
Provincial government to valuate
the property included In the area
commonly knowli as the old Song-
hees reserve, began taking evidence
at 2.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
New Engineer.
At a special meeting of the Saanlch council yesterday afternoon, Mr.
David W. Johnson, of Point Grey,
was appointed engineer to the municipality at a salary of. $3,000 a
.Musical Progress.
Another musical organization was
added to Victoria's roll when the
Victoria Symphony Orchestra gave
their first concert at the Royal Victoria -Theatre.
By the formal passing of bylaws
authorizing the floating of $1,000,-
000 worth of treasury certificates
for local improvement purposes, and
$500,000 worth of treasury bills for
water works purposes, the city council has prepared the way for the
raising of the short term loan which,
the fiscal agents state, there is
every assurance can be negotiated.
The city comptroller states that with
the monetary conditions daily improving he has no doubt that the
amount can be raised.
Work for Unemployed.
The recent suggestion of the finance committee that the arrangement made with the Salvation Army
whereby unemployed men might be
given work of breaking rock "-it $1
a cubic yard has been approved of
by the streets committee of the
Motor Car Stolen.
A motor car belonging to F. M.
Rattenbury, of Beach drive, Oak
Bay, number 5086, was Btolen from
vhere he had left it standing In
Cadboro bay road. The police are
taking every means to bring ab<**ut
a recovery of the car.
Onk Bay Permits.
Oak Bay's building i permits for
January suffered a relapse nfter tho
exceptionally high figures of 1913.
Permits for buildings to a value of
$15,450 were issued during the
month just closed as opposed to
$95,000 for the same month last
Delta municipality is situate. �����
the mouth of the Fraser River i,, ���*,
finest agricultural district in _*-'
The chief interests in the Delta a
farming, dairying, fruit cuitiW
market gardening, sheep and hor-,.
breeding. There are also saltan
canneries in the Delta municipality
There are shipping facilities by rati'
and boat to the markets of c*in___
and the United States. The cn��
yield is the largest per acre in Can
ada, and the sheep and horse, bred
are the finest in British Columbia
Along the south bank of the Frassr
River there are splendid sites fni
industries. or
Board  of  Trade.���President,  d. ��
McKee; secretary, S. W. Fisher.  '
Justices of Peace���H. D. Benson H
J. Kirkland, J. McKee, E. L. Be'ny!
Police  Magistrate.���J. McKee.
Medical Health Officer.���Dr. j Ktr,
Wilson. '     "
Coroners.���Dr. A. A.  King and Dr
J. Kerr Wilson.
School Board.���S. Wf!ght, chairman*
A. deR. Taylor, secretary; j  jic!
Farmers' Institute.���C. Davis, president; N. A. McDiarmid, secretary.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective Association.���Wm. Kirkland, president; A. deR. Taylor, secretary.
Delta Agricultural Society.���Dr. j
Kerr Wilson, president; A. deR,
Taylor, secretary.
License Commissioner.���Reeve A. D.
Patterson, Councillor S. Morley,
3. Harris, J. McKee, J.P., and E
L. Berry, J.P.
Member of Parliament.���J. D. Taylor,
New Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature.���F. J,
MacKenzle, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings.���S.S. New Delta leavei
Ladner every day for Steveston st
8.30 a,m. and 3.30 p.m., connecting with the B. C. E. R. cars, S,8.
Transfer leaves for New Westminster daily, except Sundays, at 7
a.m.; returning leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m., reaching Ladner at 5:30 p.m.
Railways.���Great Northern leavei
Port Guichon dally for New West
minster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.;
returning, leaves Vancouver at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichon
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R., Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Eburr.c
and Steveston���Cars leave Gran
vllle street depot fat north end
of bridge over False Creek) to
meet New Delta at 8.30 a.m, and
3.30 p.m. and leaves for New
Westminster via Eburne at 8.00
a.m. and 3 p.m. Special car for
Eburne at 6.00 a.m. Cars leave
Steveston at 6.30 a.m. and hourly
until 11.30 p.m. Sunday service
���First car leaves either terminus
at 8.30 a.m.; hourly service thereafter until 11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Mail for Vancouver closes
at IS noon; for New Westminster
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed all day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets in the
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on the
second an cf* fourth Saturdays Id
each month at 2 p.m. Reeve A.
D. Paterson; councillors, las. Savage, Joseph Harris, Seymour Huff.
Sam Morlev, Chris Brown; clerk,
N.  A.  McDiarmid.
ton?"    M
"What were their names and date
of arrest?     What  were  the  names
of those released on ball ond upon
    what dates    were    they    release**'
��� -7��� -��� >-. ,���*.pM   .__.-���__ , ,c_,v,m i _,,, -����*._��� W. 1 _,,w(.(i ,
vimandvttall^. I��rm��tare-lec��y.ndiill��-����ii|^hat are the names of those who
weAlcness averted at once. Fhoephonol will linvn ���._,_>-��� ��-.(��j - ._ ��iu��j wno
rnU. you anew man. Price S8��� ��^r*��o"o. | i��\��� ee" .r'ed . ,and uP<->n What
15.   Mailed to any addre*-*.   The Bcobell Drug- i dates   were  they tried?     How
are awaiting trial?"
Electric Restorer for Men
Phosphonol *<***" __ fSS. _��� _ _>ody
���i s-    lo Ita pfoper tension; restore* i
Co., St. CMh*rln*a, Ont.
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle, M.A., vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pastor���Rev.    D. O.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of the Ladles'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, I
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing prae-
tlce and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.31
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sua-
day school, 2 p.m.; singing practlos
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909. Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
a.m. Rev. Father W. Chaput, parish
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rev. C.
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor.
Ht. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.30 p.m.
Rev. J. J. Hastie, minister.
Any corrections ln above names
or times should ibe sent to the office
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.
Coal mining riguts or the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan an.
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2560 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must he described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections and
In unsurveyed territory the tract ��p-
plied for shall tit staked oul by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $6. which will be
refunded If the fights applied rot
are not available, but not otherwlee.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine nt the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with iworn
returns accounting for the full qnan-
tlty of merchantable coal mined and
pay the rt^-alty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year.
The lease will Include the coal
mining rights only, but the !e����-~e
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights msy ���
considered necessary for the w or icing of the mine at the rate of Jl0-0*
an acre.
For full information applies-'1-"
should be made to the Secretary or
the Department of the Interior, Ot-
tnwa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of tbe Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication o*
this advertisement will not he P��>��
Tbe Delta Times ts prtU-*H ���_.���/
Satui-day from the Times Build'";-
l_a4nar, B.C. J. D. Tayler. ���*������


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